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Brighton & Hove Albion
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 332-154-359 (0.484)
Current Season: 1-1-7 (0.167)
Bank 2833 / CP 24
Captain: Victor Bayle
Team Awards
1 League Title
4 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles

Next Session

12 Jun 29 @Leicester City FC 3rd Division - R5
13 Jun 29 @Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R6

Recent Results

11 Jun 22 L0 - 5@Carlisle United FA Shield - R1
9 Jun 22 L1 - 2Swansea City AFC 3rd Division - R4
8 Jun 22 D2 - 2@Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R3
7 Jun 15 W5 - 0(n)Swindon Town FC Alan Parr Cup - Group
5 Jun 15 L0 - 2Dagenham & Redbridge 3rd Division - R2
4 Jun 15 L0 - 4@Queens Park Rangers 3rd Division - R1
3 Jun 08 L0 - 4(n)Plymouth Argyle FC Alan Parr Cup - Group
2 Jun 08 L0 - 1(n)Southend United Alan Parr Cup - Group
1 Jun 08 L0 - 5@Chesterfield FC FA Cup - R1

Coach's Biography: Paul Cockayne

My love of games goes back to early years, the age of about 4, I suppose, being beaten at chess again and again by my elder brother and occasionally a kind uncle.  On Sundays the family usually sat down to play a board game; Monopoly, Cluedo and Risk were favourites, and we’d often play rummy as well.  My mum was a lover of patience games and my dad introduced me to the idea of book cricket which occupied many an hour in the pre-computer era.

My secondary school was starting to take chess seriously when I arrived and I found myself playing regularly for school and later county teams.  Later bridge also became popular when the Rev. Davy gave up his struggle to interest his class in Latin or the Divinities.  As I progressed through university chess remained my great passion but in our twenties my wife and I started playing bridge together with some success – until our bridge became rather more successful than our marriage in fact.   I continued playing bridge seriously through to the mid 1990s, with even the occasional success at national level.  I did not, however, repeat my mistake by playing with my second wife.  A good decision, as we remain married and mostly friendly after 26 years together.

Sometime in the 1980s I got involved in the postal games hobby, initially playing Diplomacy and then, later, United and pretty much any other game that was going.  For about four years I ran my own postal games zine “On the Game”, which won the UK zine poll a couple of times.  It was in this period that I met Alan Parr, the originator of United (and still running a game to this day), and like me, a huge jazz fan.  In fact, Alan and I once went to a football match together, Tring Town v. Wokingham, in the basement level depths of the English league pyramid: a win for Tring, 3-1 as I recollect. I think the spectators outnumbered the players but I can’t be sure.

Family, house moves and career changes put an end to my games playing for a while around 1996, until about a year ago when I started playing bridge again and renewed my interest in games through the computer world.   Things have gone full circle, in a way.  I find myself playing a bit a chess again, and when my two sons (now 26 and 24) are home we will invariably pull out a board game (but no longer Monopoly, I’m pleased to say).

In MSWLU2 I have previously managed Wycombe Wanderers


Team Roster

Players (27)
Ben Richardson III Gk 10 
Joe Burroughs APP Gk 
Felix Blucher IV Gk 
Jamie Sansom II Sw -1 
Joel Charlton SBY Sw 
Lukas Jung APP Sw 
Tomas Moe Df 12 
Lukas Schmidt II Df 11 
Jayden Walker Df 11 
David Kahn III Df -2 
Harry Lennon II Df 
Taylor Ahmed APP Df 
Jason Schneider SBY Df 
Liam Martinsson Mf 12 -2 
Patrick Roberts II Mf 10 
Robin Schaffer III Mf 
Geoffrey Lennon APP Mf 
Noah Evans IV Mf 
Gianluca Bruno IV Mf 
Victor Bayle (c) III Fw -2 
Leon Thomas APP Fw 
Oliver Ruby IV Fw 
Graham McAdam II Fw 
Kiyoshi Hayashi IV Fw 
Roger Bishop SBY Fw 
Nathan Tissot III Fw 
Concepci?n  Valverde IV Fw 
Backroom Boys
Andy Cockham II Coach 
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